Altair Adds Virtual Crash Test Dummy Models to its RADIOSS Portfolio

FE dummy models are virtual representations of their respective physical crash test dummy. 

FE dummy models are virtual representations of their respective physical crash test dummy. 

Altair announces the addition of Finite Element (FE) Dummy Models by Humanetics to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). The APA offers on-demand access to a broad spectrum of software applications from more than 50 companies to its customers to leverage a wide range of software tools from a centralized source, helping them reduce time to market, increase intelligent design and make smarter decisions faster, according to Altair.

FE dummy models are virtual representations of their respective physical crash test dummy. The FE dummy models are created to simulate the behavior of a crash dummy in motor-vehicle and pedestrian collisions, as well as for aircraft, railcoach and military applications. The goal is to record as much data as possible for the dummy responses such as accelerations, forces and displacements during an impact collision to determine the injury risks. The predictive capabilities of finite element analysis (FEA) allow engineers to fully analyse a crash event in a virtual environment. 

“We are happy to welcome Humanetics into the Altair Partner Alliance,” said Jean Michel Terrier, vice president, global business development Radioss at Altair. “Altair HyperWorks customers will now have the ability to fully understand a crash event in a virtual environment solving crash safety issues using FE Dummy Models by Humanetics within the flexibility of the Altair Partner Alliance.

“With the quality, accuracy and robustness of FE Dummy Models by Humanetics, engineers will ultimately save time and money leading to safer product development with advanced models,” Terrier adds.

Humanetics has developed a large suite of highly detailed and validated FE dummy models that integrate with Altair HyperWorks Radioss. Models available in the APA program include frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, child, headforms, legs, pedestrian, aerospace, military and body block dummies, and moreare now accessible using Altair HyperWorks Units.

“Humanetics FE dummy models have become the global standard. Our accuracy, robustness and user-friendly experience is key to the development process,” says Christopher O’Connor, president and CEO of Humanetics. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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